Frequently Asked Questions


As of now, it is expected that the program will be hosted as the program as an in-person summer cohort in 2024. 

TBD, though usually early June through late July


Yes. A complete program application includes recommendations. We suggest submitting applications as soon as possible and notifying the program of the delay.

The program is highly competitive and seriously considers fit and passion for future careers in health management and policy. We ideally host 20-25 students per year. Student applications go through three review rounds to identify ideal candidates. 

If you are selected for the final interview round, program leadership will schedule a virtual interview. The interviews are expected to be scheduled for late February and early March. 

The expected program stipend is approximately $3,000 for participation and completion of the 8-week session. 

When the program is conducted in person, UMSEP will provide housing for students, as well as access to rental cars for transportation to internship sites, program events, and to use for reasonable trips (eg grocery store) throughout the duration of the program. UMSEP also provides a small stipend for food.

The program has been very successful supporting student preparation for graduate school and careers in healthcare. We are proud to note that 100% of program alumni are accepted into their top 3 graduate school degree programs within three years of completing our program. Over 90% of program alumni continue on to choose careers in healthcare.

The UMSEP is a full-time commitment for the entire eight-week duration. Participants will work at their internships about 8 hours a day and attend occasional site visits and lectures outside of the regular workday.

No. Every day of the program is essential. Some schools on the quarter system have exams after June 1. If you are in that situation, let us know and we will work with your professors to proctor the exam in Ann Arbor so that you do not miss any of the program components.

No. Students must be continuing as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2024. Graduating in December 2024 is fine.

No. The letters of recommendation can come from any professor, employer, or academic advisor.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to accept late applications.

Applications go through several rounds of review and we do our best to keep everyone informed about their status. Those selected to be interviewed will be notified in early March, and interviews will be conducted virtually (or in-person for UM students) the following week. All applicants will be notified our our final admission decision by late March.

If you are in this situation, please contact us. We may be able to expedite decisions for exceptional candidates.

Please contact us.